Castalia is a monthly reading series featuring graduate students, faculty, and alumni from the University of Washington MFA program. Use the “Tickets” button above to register for the Zoom meeting. Readings begin at 7:30 pm.
About the Readers
Anna Ciummo is an unsocialized homeschool graduate, cat mom, tea addict, knitter, and poet. She received a BA in English at Washburn University (Topeka, KS). Her poems have been published in Plainsongs, Passaic / Völuspà, Infinity’s Kitchen, and more.
Ally Ang is a gaysian poet hailing from the unceded lands of the Western Nehântick people and an MFA candidate at the University of Washington in Seattle. Their work has been published in the Journal, AAWW’s The Margins, Muzzle Magazine, Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, and elsewhere. Ally is the author of the chapbook Monstrosity (Damaged Goods Press 2016) and their poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Bettering American Poetry.
Kristen Millares Young is the author of the novel Subduction, a Paris Review staff pick called “whip-smart” by the Washington Post, a “brilliant debut” by the Seattle Times and “utterly unique and important” by Ms. Magazine. Subduction was a finalist for two International Latino Book Awards in 2020. Forthcoming in the Rumpus, PANK Magazine, and Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology, her essays appear in the Washington Post, Literary Hub, the Guardian, and elsewhere, as well as the anthologies Latina Outsiders, Pie & Whiskey, and Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort During the Time of COVID-19. An award-winning investigative journalist and book critic, Kristen served as prose writer-in-residence at Hugo House from 2018-2020.
Richard Kenney teaches in the MFA Program at UW.